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Artful Sounds from Exotic Places: World’s Best Operas Coming to ClassicalNH

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New Hampshire Public Radio’s classical music service ClassicalNH on 90.5 FM will bring opera performances from some of the world’s leading companies to the airwaves this summer and fall.

The 2021 WFMT Radio Network Opera Series will begin on Saturday, June 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. and run through Saturday, November 27, 2021. During the run of the series, listeners can hear the world’s best operas from the Royal Opera House in London, the Swedish Royal Opera, the Haymarket Opera in Chicago and more. The first set of 13 operas spans from June 12 through September 4 (with more to follow), and includes productions from the U.S., England, Sweden, and France, featuring exceptional casts and stunning performances.

Highlights of the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series for 2021 include:

Haymarket Opera Company

JUNE 12: Acis and Galatea & Apollo e Dafne / Handel (Double-Bill)

Operas from the European Broadcasting Union: Royal Opera (UK)

JUNE 19: Tosca / Puccini

JUNE 26: Les vêpres siciliennes / Verdi

JULY 3: Don Giovanni / Mozart

JULY 10: Tannhäuser / Wagner

JULY 17: Der Rosenkavalier / R. Strauss

JULY 24: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Shostakovich

Operas from the European Broadcasting Union: Swedish Royal Opera

JULY 31: Il Trovatore / Verdi (Archival, 1960)

AUGUST 7: Elektra / R. Strauss (Archival, 1965)

Operas from the European Broadcasting Union: France

AUGUST 14: Manon / Massenet / Opéra de Paris

AUGUST 21: The Demon / Rubinstein / Opéra National de Bordeaux

AUGUST 28: Parsifal / Wagner / Opéra du Capitole de Toulouse

SEPTEMBER 4: Hippolyte et Aricie / Rameau / Opéra Comique

NOTE: The remaining operas in the 2021 Opera Series will release in the coming months. The second part of the Opera Series will feature American opera companies, with selections from LA Opera, Opera Southwest, and more.

The WFMT Radio Network is a nonprofit creator, marketer and distributor of audio programs about arts and culture that are made available to radio stations and other platforms around the world.

Listeners can tune in for series on NHPR’s classical music service on 90.5 FM. In addition, ClassicalNH remains available everywhere via NHPR’s livestream and mobile app.

To learn more, click here.

To view NHPR’s daily and weekly programming schedule, click here.

For details on all of NHPR’s on-air programs, click here.

Tricia directs external communications, marketing and engagement efforts for New Hampshire Public Radio, working to raise further awareness of the high-quality journalism at NHPR and the organization’s deep community outreach.
Aytaj Ismayilova is NHPR’s digital membership associate. She worked as a marketing intern for CatchFire creative agency and as a public relations intern for a local Concord communications agency Louis Karno & Co Communication.

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